Okay, I received a much better response to this Blog Carnival than I did the last one (see K-12 Online Learning Blog Carnival). I tried to follow Steve’s advice (that he left in the comments are to the first entry). I posted the regular Virtual Schooling Blog Carnival – Call For Submissions and then four reminder entries at roughly weekly intervals. Each time one of these five messages was posted to my blog, I used Ping.fm to send it to my Twitter, Plurk, and Facebook. I also posted at least one message about this in the iNACOL forums.
In the end there were 14 submissions made to this Blog Carnival. As you’ll note below, only three had anything to do with virtual schooling or K-12 online learning and the remaining entries were totally unrelated – which is still kind of disappointing.
Anyway, here is this month’s Blog Carnival for “Virtual Schooling”.
Welcome to the February 15, 2009 edition of Virtual Schooling.
Harry Keller presents Necessary, Not Sufficient posted at Great Science Labs Take Great Effort, saying, “I continue to blog about science education, especially the use of science labs in distance education. It’s my passion.
Disclaimer: Some of my blog entries promote my service, the Smart Science® system. The one above does not.
I hope that you can appreciate this particular article. I also write for the Innovate Blog as a staff writer.
That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of virtual schooling using our carnival submission form.
Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.
Since I can final post a proper Blog Carnival, I wanted to highlight the one entry from the first edition that was thematically relevant:
- Managing the Modern Classroom – an entry about a 1-1 laptop initiative
I think this entry would be useful for anyone who has students engaged in K-12 online learning at their own school, as it isn’t just those who are teaching online that need to be included in how we look at supporting K-12 students in virtual school environments. The school-based personnel are just as important. Michelle, sorry you got caught up in the mass of unrelated items in the last edition.